UAB vs. Rice Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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C-USA rivals will meet when the UAB Blazers (2-1) meet the Rice Owls (2-2).

UAB vs. Rice Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with sportsbooks listing UAB as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UAB has -377 odds to pick up the win, while Rice is listed at +289 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 51.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch UAB vs. Rice Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Stadium: Rice Stadium

Betting Preview

UAB

UAB ranks 66th in total offense (415.3 yards per game) and 49th in total defense (347.7 yards allowed per game) this season. On defense, UAB has been a top-25 unit, ranking 12th-best by allowing just 14.0 points per game. The offense ranks 43rd (36.0 points per game). UAB ranks 18th-worst in passing offense (162.0 passing yards per game), but thas been slightly better on defense, ranking 27th with 181.0 passing yards allowed per contest. UAB ranks 97th in run defense this season (166.7 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been thriving on offense, ranking sixth-best in the FBS with 253.3 rushing yards per game. UAB ranks 79th in third-down efficiency (37.5%) on offense and 60th in third-down percentage allowed (36.2%) on defense this season. UAB ranks 30th in college football with a +3 turnover margin after forcing 8 turnovers (19th in the FBS) while committing five (47th in the FBS).

Rice

Rice is putting up 410.0 total yards per game on offense this season (71st-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 350.8 total yards per game (53rd-ranked). In terms of points scored Rice ranks 64th in the FBS (31.5 points per game), and it is 104th defensively (32.8 points allowed per game). In terms of passing, Rice ranks 53rd in the FBS (262.3 passing yards per game) and 41st on the other side of the ball (196.0 passing yards allowed per contest). From an offensive perspective, Rice is putting up 147.8 rushing yards per game (85th-ranked). It ranks 80th in the FBS on defense (154.8 rushing yards allowed per game). Rice’s third-down offense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 17th-best in the FBS with a 50.9% third-down conversion rate. In terms of defense, it is giving up a 37.5% third-down rate, which ranks 67th. Rice has a -2 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.

UAB vs. Rice Betting Analysis

UAB Betting Insights

UAB has covered the spread two times over three games with a set spread. In games they have played as 10-point favorites or more, UAB has a perfect ATS record of 2-0. This season, UAB games have yet to hit the over once. The Blazers have been listed as the moneyline favorite just two other times so far this season, and they split the two games. The Blazers have played as a moneyline favorite of -377 or shorter in just one game this season, which they won.

Owls Betting Insights

Rice has covered the spread three times this season (3-1-0). In games they have played as 10-point or bigger underdogs, Rice owns an ATS record of 2-1. This season, each Rice game has hit the over. The Owls have won one of the three games they’ve played as underdogs this season. This season, the Owls have won one of their three games when they’re the underdog by at least +289 on the moneyline.

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UAB vs. Rice Against The Spread & Betting Records

UAB

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 56.8 60.0 50.5
Implied Total AVG 38.3 43.5 28.0
ATS Record 2-1-0 2-0-0 0-1-0
Over/Under Record 0-3-0 0-2-0 0-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-1 1-0 0-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0

Owls

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 54.9 52.8 57.0
Implied Total AVG 36.3 31.5 41.0
ATS Record 3-1-0 2-0-0 1-1-0
Over/Under Record 4-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-2 1-0 0-2

Players to Watch

UAB

  • As part of the Blazers’ defense, Tyler Taylor has posted 14 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one interception in three games.
  • The Blazers’ defense has been aided by the contributions of Jaylen Key, who has played three games and amassed eight tackles and two interceptions.
  • Noah Wilder has helped carry the Blazers’ defense with 14 tackles and 1.0 TFL in three games.
  • With 1.0 TFL and four tackles, Damien Miller has helped lead the Blazers’ defense over three games.

Owls

  • Myron Morrison has collected one interception to go with 17 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one pass defended in four games for the Owls.
  • The Owls’ Ikenna Enechukwu has registered 2.5 sacks to go with 2.0 TFL and seven tackles in four games.
  • Gabe Taylor has been wreaking havoc on defense, compiling 16 tackles and one interception for the Owls.
  • Chris Conti has registered 18 tackles and 1.0 TFL In four games for the Owls.

UAB vs. Rice Predictions and Pick

UAB vs. Rice betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Owls (+10)

    Pick OU:

    Over (51.5)

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How to Bet on UAB vs. Rice

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Our pick to win this matchup is Rice, and we project that Rice will cover the spread (UAB -10). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 51.5 points.

WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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